How do I become a Christian?
God says everyone has sinned. Rom. 3:23.
Our sin separates us from God. Rom. 6:23
Sin can’t be erased by good works. Ephesians 2:8-9
Paying the price for sin Jesus died. Rom. 5:8
Everyone who trusts in Christ has eternal life. John 3:16
Life that is eternal can never be lost. John 10:28
· Admit that you are a sinner, repent and turn from your sin. Romans 3:10, 3:23, 6:23
· Believe by faith that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Believe that Jesus Christ died for the sins of the world and that he rose again on the third day to have victory over sin and death. (Romans 5:8, 10:9-10)
· Confess your sins to God. Commit to follow and serve Jesus. (Romans 10:9-10, 12:1-2.) Read the Bible everyday and Obey it.
When do I join or make a decision?
At the close of every worship service, a hymn is sung and the minister stands facing the congregation. Walk to him at this time. Tell this person that you want make a decision for Christ.
What about my children?
Children may come forward during the invitation. Our ministers will deal sensitively with your child and you will be informed on how you can help spiritually nurture your child.
Why do I need to be Baptized?
Baptism is the symbolic expression of telling people of your decision to follow Christ. As Christians we do this in obedience to Christ. He demonstrated it and we should desire to be obedient.
Why do I need to be a member of a local church?
Acts 2:41 speaks of those who “were added to their number”. Definite affiliation gives a sense of belonging, loyalty and commitment. The book of Hebrews says do not forsake the fellowship. It is important that Believers meet together regularly to worship, encourage and equip each other to run the race with endurance and be faithful growing believers.
There are three ways to unite with our church.
· By profession of faith in Jesus Christ and desiring to be baptized.
· By letter of good standing from another church of like faith.
· By statement that you have received Christ as your Savior and have, as an act of obedience, followed Him in believer’s baptism by immersion.